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360 Photo Tour: Besfren Beauty in Korea Town, NYC

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I’m rolling out more 360 Photos to add to my NYC K-Beauty Shopping Guide! Besfren Beauty opened around September 2016 and it’s written out phonetically to sound like “best friend” beauty. This is one of the newest kids on the k-town beauty block! The interior has gorgeous marble walls, an actual sink to rinse off swatches and plenty of rotating sales (as well as kpop videos) to keep you coming back. It has an amazing sheet mask wall and they sell plenty of singles, with some on Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion. New, trending items come in all the time and the owner says that they try to keep the prices close to the suggested retail prices in Korea. I can certainly vouch that this store is very reasonably priced as some lip products from popular K-beauty brands are marked much less than the branded brick and mortar stores across the street. For this and many more reasons, I became a regular customer at Besfren Beauty, including the Besfren (dessert & cafe) right next door! Come check them out in my photo tour!

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360 Photo Tour: The Saem in Manhattan/Chinatown, NYC

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The Saem opened its first Manhattan/Chinatown location in February 2017 and it’s conveniently on the corner of Canal Street and Centre Street, inside the New Land Plaza building. I recommend coming to Chinatown in the morning for Asian/Korean Beauty shopping, eating an authentic Asian-style lunch, more K-Beauty and J-Beauty indulgence and then snacking on bubble tea or Chinese buns! There is also a Flushing branch but The Saem Manhattan is a pretty sizeable shop with three cosmetic hutches in the center and it carries the most popular products from Korea (I list a few to check out in my post)! The Saem I also have a really big surprise that I’m going to start rolling out across all my Photo Tour posts too… click to the exciting new feature that will add a new level of “touring” through these shops!

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Pop-Up Shop Visit: Glow Recipe NYC Downtown Studio’s Last Week!

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If you’re in NYC, you can visit Glow Recipe’s latest Pop-Up Shop in SoHo! They’re only open in the month of March 2017 and this is their last week before they’re only accessible online again. Well, some of their products are in Sephora and Nordstrom but that’s only a few! Glow Recipe curates natural and harsh-free skincare products hailing from Korea where brands have been producing skincare almost 14 years ahead of American technology. Going to a physical location is like a skincare playground! You get to test all the products through touch and smell, an experience you don’t have online. There were weekly events where special guests like Gothamista, @suninayoung, and @omgbart came in for special, free beauty classes (and some classes even came with free gifts). I’ve visited Glow Recipe’s temporary pop-ups before at KCON and in K-town but this was their best and biggest pop-up ever! If you can’t come, click below for a quick tour and a look at my haul! (more…)

Event Update: 2nd Annual Peach & Lily Sample Sale – The Aftermath!

I’m back from the Peach & Lily 2nd Annual Sample Sale with day-of updates! I was invited as press and got to check out the sale five minutes before the mayhem! You can check out my Snapchat (@CCBEAUTYTHERAPY) and Instagram (@CECIBEAUTYTHERAPY) for LIVE footage as the sale unfolded this morning at 8am. There are new rules and flow process this year so click below read about my experience in order set your expectations!

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Event: 2nd Annual Peach & Lily Sample Sale Date & Location Announced!

OMG Lovelies! One of my FAVORITE K-beauty curators is having their 2nd Annual Sample Sale in New York City again! Peach & Lily held the first ever K-beauty Sample sale last August that drew in an epic line around the block and you can read more about my IN-DEPTH, two-day coverage on the blog so you can get an idea of what to expect but honestly I don’t know how they might have changed things except my email tells me there will be MORE products up to 80% off. Brands like Cremorlab, Caolion, Mizon, Kicho, Lagom, and many more will be present! My knees are wobbly just thinking about it! Click to reveal the confirmed date and location! ***I have an UPDATED POST for full sample sale details and photos!***

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